Colloquium: Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

The California Colloquium on Water presents
“Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta”

Given by:
Ellen Hanak
Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Tuesday, April 10
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250
(2607 Hearst Ave at LeRoy)

Meet the speaker, 5:15pm – 5:30pm.

Summary of lecture :
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is the hub of California's water supply system, home to a unique and threatened ecosystem and to a vibrant recreational and agricultural economy. Recent research has exposed serious problems in the Delta, including precipitous declines in some fish species and increasing threats to the stability of the levee system. In this lecture, Ellen Hanak will present the results of a recent study she co-authored that explores alternatives for resolving these problems, ranging from fortifying the levee system, to building various forms of a peripheral canal, to reducing water exports to Southern California and converting parts of the Delta to habitats more suitable for desirable species.

For more information, contact the Water Resources Center Archives at (510) 642-2666 or, or check out the Colloquium website .